Carpet Care

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Carpet CleaningProtect your carpet investment

In addition to frequent vacuuming, its important to clean your carpet on a regular basis. Cleaning systems will remove the oily, sticky soil that vacuums can’t take out, and will help keep your carpet looking great over time.

Cleaning systems target the soils that result from cooking vapors, air pollution, and tracked-in dirt. The particles of oily soil deposited on carpet fibers can cause gradual but significant dulling of colors. The color isn’t lost, but is hidden under the film. If this type of soil is allowed to accumulate, it begins to attract and hold the dry soil.

Get on a cleaning schedule

If carpet is cleaned before it becomes too unsightly, the cleaning chore will be easier and more successful. Carpet in a typical household should be cleaned every 12 to 18 months, depending on the number of residents and amount of activity. Choosing the proper cleaning system is important. Some systems may leave residues which accelerate re-soiling and defeats the whole purpose of cleaning.

Freshly Cleaned Carpet Care

Immediately following the cleaning of your carpet, some simple precautions should be taken for the best results. For health and safety, keep children and pets off cleaned carpet until completely dry. Keep traffic to a minimum on the carpet until it is completely dry.

CAUTION: Walking from a wet carpet onto a hard surface can be very slippery.
Do not remove any pads or blocks the cleaning technician may have placed under your furniture until the carpet is completely dry. This will prevent rust spots or stains from furniture legs or metal casters. Drying time may be longer if a Protector was applied after cleaning. Keep traffic to a minimum for 24 hours. Drying times can vary due to a number of factors, i.e., the humidity, the density of your carpet, etc. Ventilation and air circulation will help to reduce drying time. Drying may vary from four hours under ideal conditions to as much as 24 hours in extremely cold or humid conditions.

Carpet manufacturers recommend hot water extraction cleaning at least every 12 to 18 months for meeting carpet warranty requirements. Carpets in many homes can require cleaning as often as every six months to maintain a healthy environment and beautiful appearance.

Thank You! for choosing Restoration Carpet Cleaning to fill your cleaning needs! We appreciate your confidence and trust. If you have any questions about how to care for your carpets, or even how to handle a problem like an unexpected stain, spill, or pet accident, please feel free to call as we are happy to help. Also, if for any reason you are not happy with any part of our service, we will make every effort to remedy the situation immediately. If you’re pleased with our service, we’d appreciate any referrals to your friends and family. No job is too big or too small.


What are filtration lines?
Filtration lines (soiling) are those dark lines or bands of soils that you find along walls, under doors that are kept closed for a length of time, under the skirting of furniture, and more.

Its makeup is oily and the molecules of the soils are so small that cleaning them or removing them from fibers is difficult. In addition, they have an electrical “charge” that bonds them firmly to the fiber.
How they form

Filtration lines occur no matter the type of home, business or facility.
What matters: Indoor air quality and the construction.
As everyone knows, warm air moves up, and as it cools, drops back down. That’s why hot air balloons defy gravity. Something that not everyone knows is that warm air also likes cool surfaces. This means that as air is warmed, typically while the furnace runs, the air - full of pollutants - goes up and then searches out cooler surfaces, such as an outside wall or another room. As the air moves toward the cooler area, it will push its way through carpeted surfaces (under doors, etc) and “clean itself’. Just as carpet is a filter, it is much more so when air moves from one room to another, or when air moves under furniture, etc. What is left behind is a buildup of oily soils that are very difficult to remove. Filtration lines are worse if you burn candles; incense or oil burners so use them sparingly. Also try to leave doors to rooms open as much as possible. This gives the air a place to go besides under your walls. Lastly you can use quality air filters in your HVAC system that filter smaller dirt particles. That’s about all you can do. Unfortunately filtration lines are just a part of owning carpet.

Here’s a really shocking statement - New carpeting is a major investment! Okay, so maybe that’s not such a shocking statement. After all, everyone knows it costs thousands of dollars to install new carpet in a home. The more shocking statement would be, “Homeowners replace carpeting years before they should have to because they don’t do the one sure thing that will protect their carpet investment—they don’t clean it!” Dirt and grit trapped between your carpet’s fibers act like sandpaper on glass. Every footstep grinds away at your carpet’s life. Carpet is designed to hide dirt. Don’t wait until it looks dirty to have it cleaned. Clean before hidden dirt causes wear.